Peter Lippmann

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Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for the past twenty-five years. Lippmann specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. His clients include Marie Claire, Cartier Art Magazine, NY Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Fürterer, SFR, SNCF, Christian Louboutin and many more. For several years he worked for Christian Louboutin’s annual look book, and it is wonderful to look at. Satire, delicately humor, ingenuity and great implementing force are characteristic of his work.

A very interesting variant of photography opens in the balance between art and advertising. And Peter Lippmann is one of the masters of this manifestation.

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Gaga By Gaultier

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Gaga by Gaultier is an interview between Lady Gaga and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, that was filmed at the House of Gaultier in Paris, France, on May 10, 2011. It was produced by Dak Tirak Productions and delves into Gaga’s fashion choices, music, and personal life. The interview was released on June 13, 2011.

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Patrick Demarchelier

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All fashionistas and photographers know the name of Patrick Demarchelier (born 21 August 1943 in Paris), one of the best French fashion photographers. He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine

He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

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Apple Spaceship is landing

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A few days ago it looked as though Apple ‘s new Apple Campus 2 may not be build. On the edge of California’s hometown Cupertino Apple Steve Jobs planned a few years ago to build a new building, plans for this were presented to the city council in June 2011. Even then, Jobs had compared the main building due to its shape with a spaceship.

Now, Apple may begin the construction of the new Apple campus 2. This was approved in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday by the City Council in Cupertino. On 15 November 2013 the final contracts will be signed, the public announcement will probable be on 19 November. When the groundbreaking ceremony will  take place is not yet known. Apple will begin as soon as possible the preparatory work in order to meet the blueprint. Finally in 2016 the building is to be completely finished.

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Coco – Gabrielle Bonheur – Chanel

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Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel)

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand . She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine ‘s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret , Chanel what credited with liberating women from the constraints of the ” corseted silhouette ” and popularizing the acceptance of a sporty , casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era . A prolific creator fashion , Chanel ‘s influence extended beyond couture clothing . Her design aesthetic which realized in jewelry, handbags , and fragrance . Her signature scent , Chanel No. . 5, has become iconic of product .
What Chanel known for her lifelong determination , ambition , and energy Which she applied to her professional and social life . She Achieved success both as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made ​​through her ​​work . These included many artists and craft people-to splat she Became a patron . HOWEVER , Chanel ‘s highly competitive , opportunistic personality led her to make questionable life choices Which have generated controversy around her reputation , particularly her behavior during the German occupation of France in World War II.

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Elsa Schiaparelli

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Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli 1932

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli’s designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador Dalí and Alberto Giacometti. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West.
With a pronounced taste for happenstance, a sense of humor that morphs into a style, culture presented as luxury, Elsa Schiaparelli draws her inspiration from art for her clothing, working with many talented artists of her era.

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Masterpieces of Design: Ron Arad – Well Tempered Chair

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Design: 1986
Production: 1986 – 93
Manufacturer: Vitra AG, Basel
Collection of Vitra Design Musem
Size: 80 x 98.5 x 80; seat height c. 48 cms
Material: high-grade sheet steel, thumb screws

In his seemingly sculptural furniture, Ron Arad favors materials and objects from areas outside the domain of traditional furniture production. Since the mid-eighties his London studio has increasingly produced individual pieces made of sheet steel, and he always mischievously exploits their formal and functional possibilities to the full. The forms often have an unexpected impact which first emerges during use, and are just as much a result of graphic design as the experimental work that goes on in the workshop. The sort of minimalist attitude expressed by the “Well Tempered Chair,” designed for the “Vitra Edition,” is quite a novelty in comparison to Arad’s earlier works. The first fifty models of the “Well Tempered Chair” were fabricated out of four sheets of stainless steel. Vitra assembled the 100 additional chairs from five pieces of steel sheeting. Here, Arad reduces the massive volume of the classic armchair, leaving only the pure surface of its rounded forms. At first glance, the cool gleam and the sharp-edged cut of the metal raise doubts whether the object can actually be used. But the “Well Tempered Chair” offers a unique kind of seating comfort: sitting amidst the steel loops, which after some time take on the body temperature of the user, you waver between coziness and uncertainty. MSC